Opportunity Abounds: Staying Busy in a Bankruptcy-Lite Economy

Opportunity abounds for TMA practitioners despite a bankruptcy-lite economy. Industries challenged by disruption or new competition are creating turnaround opportunity. After companies’ balance sheets are financially restructured, operations still need fixing. Experienced turnaround, business performance improvement, corporate strategy, and human capital management experts will examine challenges affecting business performance for healthy and underperforming organizations and discuss best practice for managing human resources, accentuating competitive advantages, enhancing financial performance,  and enacting processes to grow stakeholder value.

Session Directors: William Henrich, Duncan Bourne, Peter Pfeiffer, Anne O'Donnell

Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Bloomberg (moderator)

Alex Jakobson, Korn Ferry

Markus Lahrkamp, Alvarez & Marsal

Alex JakobsonAlex Jakobson leads Korn Ferry’s Corporate Transactions & Transformation Global Solution across 116 offices worldwide.

He has assisted both private equity clients and corporate buyers with strategic acquisitions, alliances, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, capital market transactions, dispositions and recapitalizations spanning a broad range of transaction structures and industries. He has extensive experience in domestic, international and cross-border transactions. Alex has held board and executive positions. He has founded and sold global consulting firms, which operate today as part of a publicly quoted company. He has made over a thousand keynote presentations for organizations all over the world on topics ranging from purpose driven leadership to customer centricity transformation. He is unique in that he can engage, host, and motivate audiences of thousands of people.

Alex Jakobson’s expertise lies in Mergers & Acquisitions HR Due Diligence & Post Mergers Integration; Develop and executive alignment around a common Purpose, Mission, Strategy and Values; Cultural change and pathways to accelerate strategy execution; Creating and operationalizing leadership behavioral frameworks to drive innovation and high performance; Extraordinary leadership capability development; Succession planning; Leading engagements that develop organization wide motivational strategies to dramatically increase productivity; Sales effectiveness and revenue growth capability.

His clients are in the Fortune 500 and in industries such as financial service, professional services, life sciences and retail.


Tuesday, September 25  
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
Wednesday, September 26  
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Golf Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Golf Scramble**
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Noon - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
TMA NextGen
Community Service Activity
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Certification Oversight
Committee Meeting*
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents Council Meeting*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Context Business Lending
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Keynote: Frits van Paasschen
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Transportation to Opening Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception
Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, r2 advisors llc, Summit Investment Management LLC
Thursday, September 27  
5:30 - 6:00 a.m. TMA Annual 5K Run/Walk Registration
6:00 - 7:00 a.m. TMA Annual 5K Run/Walk**
7:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
7:30 - 6:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks & Awards Recognition
8:50 - 9:30 a.m. Soundbites from Industry Experts
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Turnaround Tools
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Opportunity Abounds: Staying Busy in a Bankruptcy-Lite Economy
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction & Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. TMA Hall of Fame Panel Discussion
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Moscow Mule Bar
Sponsored by Rise Line Business Credit, LLC
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Cannabis: New Industry, New Challenges
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. TMA Fest at Lakeside Terrace
Sponsored by Andrew M. Toft, Attorney at Law, Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, and TMA Rocky Mountain Chapter
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. LGBT Reception at Bar del Lago
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. TMA Chair's Reception*
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Transportation to Awards Celebration & Closing Reception
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Awards Celebration & 
Closing Reception
9:00 - 10:30 p.m. TMA After Dark
Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal
Friday, September 28  
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Grab 'n Go Networking Breakfast &
One-on-One Meetings

*Invite only.  **Additional fee to participate. 
Agenda subject to change.  

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